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mozart's prague

  • Mendelssohn Concerto in D minor for Violin and Piano listen
  • Derek Bermel Mar de Setembro (“September Sea”) Sound Investment commission (world premiere)
  • Mozart Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, “Prague” listen


On January 19, 1787, the sweeping panoramic views and eclectic architecture of Prague set the backdrop for the highly-anticipated premiere of Mozart’s 38th Symphony. Now, pairing Mozart’s most dramatic Symphony with another world premiere, LACO recreates that excitement for the 10th anniversary of the Orchestra’s Sound Investment commissioning program. Derek Bermel’s features the soulful vocals of Brazilian-born Luciana Souza’s in his genre-bending new work. Jeffrey Kahane and concertmaster Margaret Batjer start off the evening with Mendelssohn’s joyful Double Concerto, demonstrating the camaraderie intrinsic to the LACO experience.

Listen to LACO’s composer-in-residence Derek Bermel discuss his upcoming premiere, Mar de Setembro (“September Sea”).

Grammy®-winner Luciana Souza “continues her captivating journey as a uniquely talented vocalist who organically crosses genre borders. Her music soulfully reflects, wistfully regrets, romantically woos, joyfully celebrates…” (Billboard Magazine)

Margaret Batjer displays “artistic polish…her intonation is very nearly flawless.” (Seattle Times)

LACO composer-in-residence Derek Bermel is a “brilliant musical vagabond [who] has made the sounds of the world his palette to create a singular artistic vision.” (Sequenza 21)

part of the orchestral series
mini series: concertos of the romantic era
mini series: mozart, haydn & bach
mini series: living composers
mini series: famous piano concertos

special note

Interested in Mozart’s Prague? Visit LACO’s online store on amazon.com to find CDs and books that relate to this concert.

read the Program Notes

pre-concert program

Concert Preludes are fun, informative and free to all ticket holders.

Join us one hour before each concert in the theatre to listen to LACO composer-in-residence Derek Bermel discuss the intricacies of the new work that premieres at this concert.

venue note

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When attending a concert at Royce Hall, try some of the great Westwood restaurants.

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box office info

Call Jacquie or Marcella in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 215, Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm and on concert days from noon to 4 pm. The box office is closed on public holidays.

tickets

Full series subscription prices: A – $672; B – $574; C – $315; C* – $287; D – $119 *Section C seats discounted to $287 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.

Flex series subscription prices: A – $97; B – $82; C – $47; C* – $41; D – $17 *Section C seats discounted to $41 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.

Single tickets: A – $100; B – $85; C – $50; C* – $42; D – $18 *Section C seats discounted to $42 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.

For information or to purchase tickets, call Jacquie or Marcella in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 215.

Program and artists subject to change.

  • Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
  • KCRW
  • Pasadena Weekly
  • Jeffrey Kahane Jeffrey Kahane

    photo Michael Burke

  • Margaret Batjer Margaret Batjer

    photo Michael Burke

  • Luciana Souza Luciana Souza

    photo Gabriel Rinaldi

Derek Bermel’s residency is sponsored by Titus & Wendy Brenninkmeijer.

Luciana Souza at Royce Hall is sponsored by J. Robert & Barbara Bragonier.

The Royce Hall performance by Jeffrey Kahane & Margaret Batjer is sponsored by
K. Eugene Shutler in memory of Dan Read.

This concert is also made possible in part by grants from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

If you’d like to sponsor a LACO performance or artist, click here for information.



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